I’ve been working on writing up my tutorial for the needle book I showed you the other day. This has resulted in a plethora of needle books…! Here’s a bit of red linen which works so well with this gorgeous print (a favourite of mine – Soul Garden Circles by Caroline Gavin):
I can’t remember the name of this cute little Lovebird print, but I believe it is a Michael Miller fabric (2-3 years old now though if you are thinking about trying to get some!). The polka dot is a brilliant, versatile cotton/linen mix by Sevenberry (from the ever-fab Fabric Inspirations). The little blue bit is an in-seam trim, which I am rather proud of:
When I am in a more sophisticated mood, I always seem to find myself reaching for the lovely fabric collections from French General for Moda. These two gorgeous fabrics are from their fairly recent Petit Odile range (in stock at Hulu). Another in seam trim and something totally different from the other two:
This is what the needle books look like on the inside – I love having the little pocket for scissors, snips or skeins of thread:
Today I am going to make a start on a more Kawaii style needle book – I am just about to go and have a look for my collection of Japanese prints for some good fabrics to fussy cut. Putting off actually writing the tutorial?…….. Who, me *innocent face*?
I’ve also had a request to make a little dinosaur coin purse for a friend’s wee boy. I thought I had better have a practice first, because I haven’t made a purse since last year..! I used a little handstitched Liberty hexie flower I’ve had lying around for ages (I was planning a cushion…):
I was pleased I could remember how to do all this stuff…! Now, am off to
prevaricate do some tutorial writing… Happy Sunday to you all!